1. An Environmental/agricultural project to help
Israel and East Africa.
501(c) 3 nonprofit (# 74-3177354)
2. Israel is now raising
America's finest beef
cattle -- plump,
breeds. Adapted to
3. However, when
these cattle were put
into Israel’s hostile
where there is little
or no grass the odds
were against them.
4. European beef cattle
suffered from poor
and high losses due
5. The farmers
feed costs, requiring
non-native feeds be
these cattle will not
eat the non-native
invasive shrubs, or
6. Their calf losses
have been as high
as 30% along with
7. These beef cattle
poor mothering skills
and a high rate of
8. Because of the high
losses, more cattle
are required on
pasture, resulting in
9. Kenya and East Africa
have suffered massive
animal and livestock
die off due to drought,
over grazing, poor
management of water
resources, poor cattle
using the wrong type
of cattle in their arid
Ancestral beginnings started some 6,500 years ago on the
shores of the Black Sea then migrating down through the
deserts of the Middle East circling back through Europe, the
Mediterranean and Africa.
In a Minoan, Knossos palace, there is a 5,000-year-old
painting of what closely compares to a Longhorn.
Columbus and Spanish settlers brought Longhorn to the
Americas in about 1493. These Longhorns thrived in the
harsh semi-arid climate of Mexico and South Texas.
Indian raids, diseases and harsh elements destroyed the
Spanish settlements, releasing herds of cattle to freely roam
the southwest. These same cattle formed the genetic base of
today’s American herds and the Longhorn breed.
Nearly 500 years of natural selection in these desert
environments has produced today’s Texas Longhorn.
Longhorns can eat invasive shrubs and cacti which are
overwhelming the Galilee
Longhorns have higher reproduction rates and very low loss rates
Longhorns have excellent calving and mothering abilities
Longhorns can go further and longer with less water
Longhorns solve the problem of rising feed costs
Longhorns protect their calves from predators
Longhorns are highly resistant to diseases
One Texas Longhorn Embryo cost $ 650.
1st year start-up cost estimated to be $ 375K.
2nd-4th year additional total costs estimated at $ 200K.
To be financially self supporting at the 5th year.
Free use of highly valuable land and scientists.
Internship opportunities will be made available to
Agricultural University, college and high school students in
America and Israel.
Volunteer opportunities will also be available as herd riders,
calf-care, research assistants, general ranch help.
To help Israel and East Africa by introducing a viable breed of
beef cattle that can fit and can thrive in their semi-desert
environments. That breed would be the Texas Longhorn.
We will demonstrate through scientific experimentation that these
cattle can thrive in Israel’s semi-desert environment.
We will teach the ranchers, farmers and villagers how to work
with these cattle.
We then, donate cattle to those farms, ranches, villages and
schools that need them.
This herd will support the projects’ charitable, scientific and
14. To help make this world a better place and to become
part of Jewish History.
ISRAEL LONGHORN PROJECT
815 Hill St. # 5
Belmont CA 94002